βλέπω

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Hellenic *gʷlépō. Beekes claims it’s Pre-Greek.[1] Hamp had suggested Proto-Indo-European *gʷlep- (to look).[2] Cognate with βλέφαρον (blépharon, eyelid).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Verb[edit]

βλέπω (blépō)

  1. to look at
  2. to see
  3. to be aware of

Inflection[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Greek: βλέπω (vlépo, to see)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 219
  2. ^ Eric P. Hamp (1994) , “Βλέφαϱον”, in Glotta : Zeitschrift für griechische und lateinische Sprache, volume 72, issue 1/4, Göttingen, Germany: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht (GmbH & Co. KG), JSTOR 40266978, OCLC 5542929908, page 15:
    On the lines of my analysis of ὀφθαλμός (Études celtiques 14, 1974, 192) as *okʷstH̥l-mo- or *okʷtsHl-mó- (a deverbal noun < a denominal verb) I would claim it to be more principled to analyze βλέφαϱον as derived from βλέπ-ω in the form *gʷlep-H-ro-, just as χεφαλή is *kep-Hₐ-l-. Our lexeme βλέφαρον then implies an old heteroclite *gʷlep-H/n-.

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek βλέπω (blépō), from Proto-Hellenic *gʷlépō. The perfective forms (stem δ-/ειδ-) are from the root of Ancient Greek εἶδον (eîdon).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈvlepo]
  • Hyphenation: βλέ‧πω

Verb[edit]

βλέπω (vlépo) (past είδα, passive βλέπομαι)

  1. (most senses) see, watch, look at
    Έβλεπα τα βουνά από το αμάξι.
    Évlepa ta vouná apó to amáxi.
    I watched the mountains from the car.
  2. (transitive) consider, think of, see (give an assessment or opinion)
    Δεν τα βλέπω καλά τα πράγματα.
    Den ta vlépo kalá ta prágmata.
    I don't see things looking that good.
  3. (transitive) scrutinise, look into (examine in more detail)
    Αυτά θα τα δούμε σε μελλοντική συνεδρίαση.
    Aftá tha ta doúme se mellontikí synedríasi.
    We'll look into those at a later meeting.
  4. (medicine, transitive) examine (of a doctor)
    Ο γιατρός θα σας δει τώρα.
    O giatrós tha sas dei tóra.
    The doctor will see you now.
  5. (transitive, of inanimate things) face, overlook (look out onto, as in a view)
    Το μπαλκόνι έβλεπε στον δρόμο.
    To balkóni évlepe ston drómo.
    The balcony looked out on the street.

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Related terms[edit]

Stem βλεπ-

And βλεπτ-

Stem βλεφ-

Stem βλεμ-

Stem βλεψ-

From είδα, ιδωμένος stems ειδ-, ιδ-

Derived terms[edit]